• Steve Benne
    Steve Benne,
    Double Bass Instructor

    B.A. University of Iowa
    M.M. University of Indiana
    Email: sbenne@leeuniversity.edu

    Steve Benne is principal double bassist with the Knoxville Symphony, as well as the Bass Instructor at Lee University. Previously, he was principal double bassist with the New American Chamber Orchestra. Benne has performed at the Grec Festival, the Korsholm Music Festival, the Priory of Chirens Chamber Music Festival, and the Uppsala Festival. In the U.S., Benne has performed with the Florida International Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. He was one of the consortium soloists to premier the Harbison Concerto for the Bass Viol with the Knoxville Symphony. Benne’s teachers include Lawrence Hurst, Stuart Sankey, and Eldon Obrecht. He plays a Cremonese bass made in 1683 by Aegidius Barzellini.

Music Events Calendar

1/24
Faculty Recital: Kristen Holritz, flute & ChoEun Lee, piano
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Kristen Holritz, flute & ChoEun Lee, piano
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
1/25
Saxophone Quartet Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Saxophone Quartet Concert
This event is free, non-ticked, and open to the public.
2/04
Presidential Concert Series: Schumann Quartet
Begins at 7:30 PM

Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert Series: Schumann Quartet
That moment when one doesn't yet know what's happening, eyes and ears wide open, looking for some kind of orientation-Beethoven's ninth string quartet, for example. One unresolved chord after the...
2/07
Guest Artist: Vocal Chamber Recital: Yungee Rhie, soprano Michael Couper, saxophone ChoEun Lee, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Guest Artist: Vocal Chamber Recital: Yungee Rhie, soprano Michael Couper, saxophone ChoEun Lee, piano
2/08
Faculty Recital: Charlie Edholm
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Charlie Edholm
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